Thursday, June 22, 2017

"The Government Says It Wasted Millions of Dollars Dressing the Afghan Army in Proprietary Camouflage"

Gizmodo:

as much as $28 million of that cost was tacked on to pay for a proprietary camouflage pattern

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According to the report, the pattern—a green-and-brown forest scheme useless for concealment in the 97.9 percent of Afghanistan’s landscape that isn’t forest

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HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., a company whose name seems to have tumbled out of a comic book (and which has, in fact, made uniforms for a Marvel movie, the bad Iron Man one).

Founded in 1999, the Canadian company started out around a plan to make “hyperbaric chambers and passive negative-ion generators for professional hockey players,” according to the Atlantic, but later pivoted to making copyrighted camouflage patterns
Relatedly, Zero History is my favorite book.